Eat lunch under the sun, check out what’s playing on the video board, or take part in the multitudes of free programming including music, movies and special events. Presiding over Fountain Square is the historic Tyler Davidson Fountain, dedicated in 1871 to the people of Cincinnati.
Amenities at the Square:
Fountain Square has a rich heritage as the center of Cincinnati’s civic, social, and commercial life.
When the Tyler Davidson Fountain was dedicated in 1871, Fountain Square was simply a wide esplanade down the middle of Fifth Street. In 1970, the Square was redesigned for better traffic flow, and the fountain was moved to the south end of the plaza.
In 2000, the fountain was cleaned, restored and rededicated. In 2006, as one of three key projects to revitalize the center city, Fountain Square was renovated to reclaim its place as the heart of Cincinnati’s public life and to become a catalyst for downtown rebirth.
Red Bike is Cincinnati’s newest and most fun system of public transportation. A bike sharing system consisting of 57 stations and 442 bikes, Red Bike is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving community by providing a low-cost, healthy, and green transportation option that makes Greater Cincinnati a more vibrant and connected community.
Day Pass —$8
Find out more about reserving and using Red Bike here.
JACK Casino Cincinnati opened March 2013. It is located less than a mile from the Duke Energy Convention Center and most downtown hotels. The casino hosts outstanding entertainment, festivals and special events on their outdoor plaza. JACK Casino also features a 31-table World Series poker room in addition to restaurants such as Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace and Prism Steak & Seafood.
Learn more about JACK Casino Cincinnati here.
Cincinnati’s compact downtown makes getting around incredibly easy. You will be able to walk to world-class attractions, major league ball parks and four-star restaurants. But when you want to explore all that Cincinnati USA has to offer, convenient transportation services are available throughout the region, including our brand new streetcar, Cincinnati Bell Connector.
The Cincinnati streetcar operates on 3.6-mile loop connecting key communities in the city’s urban core. The Streetcar runs up to 18 hours a day and 365 days a year. Learn more about it here.
The streetcar travels on a loop from Second Street (at The Banks on the riverfront) to Henry Street (just north of the Findlay Market in Over the Rhine). There are 18 stops located along the first phase of the route. The stops are one to two blocks from downtown hotels and three blocks from the Duke Energy Convention Center.